One of the most revered prefixes (Jupiter) in the history of synthesis returns. Welcome the arrival of the Roland JUPITER-80- a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake w... Read More
One of the most revered prefixes (Jupiter) in the history of synthesis returns. Welcome the arrival of the Roland JUPITER-80- a live-performance powerhouse that pays homage to its legendary namesake with road-proven hardware and massive sound, yet blasts into the future with advanced SuperNATURAL technology. The JUPITER-80's expressive, organic approach to synthesis makes a new world of sound design possible with multilayered SuperNATURAL textures under the control of a full-color touchscreen and creative hands-on controllers. Experience the metamorphosis of a legend with the all-new JUPITER-80!
Past, present, and future sound
The JUPITER-80 nods to its past with lethal, multi-layered SuperNATURAL synthesizer tones so fat you'll need a knife to cut through it, but that's only the beginning of what this powerhouse synth will do. Gigging musicians will love the stockpile of essential sounds onboard, including Roland's famous SuperNATURAL Piano, strings, brass, and much more. The JUPITER-80 puts a fast-access user interface under your fingers-a dream for live performance. Its heavyweight design, complete with metal side panels, recalls the legendary JUPITER but with a modern twist.
Powerful live sets featuring four-tone structure and registrations
JUPITER-80's sound engine handles four x tones with dedicated DSP per tone as a basic unit "Live Set" for manual performance. Layering of Upper and Lower Live Sets, plus a specialized "SOLO" part, means the incredibly massive nine-tone-stack sound. Customized complex settings can be saved as Registrations, and easily recalled during live performance.
You will love the deep possibilities of the stackable SuperNATURAL architecture and unique features such as Tone Blender, which tweaks values of multiple parameters simultaneously and lets you "Capture" any new combination and save it as a Live Set. Create complex, emotional textures that respond, react, and evolve like nothing you've heard before. Tone Blender can also dramatically enhance your live-performance capabilities by letting you assign its multiple parameters to controllers such as the D Beam.
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Comments about Roland Jupiter-80 Synthesizer:
I rate the Jupiter 80 with a solid 5 stars and Guitar Center service is excellent so 5 stars too. I've owned the Jupiter 80 for about a month. The synth sounds are amazing as well as other acoustic sounds like the guitar, bells and trumpets; the quality of the keyboard in general was better than what I expected. This keyboard is an excellent modern synthesizer that produces very cool and professional synth sounds; it didn't take me too long to feel the power of this synth and if you don't know what I mean by power just try playing one and you'll see and hear what I mean; when I play it with my friends they look at each other with a big smile on their face saying "wow". The quality of materials is good, nothing feels cheap. The key action is very good like it should for a synth. The keyboard layout is well thought-out and I find it easy to navigate, screens are intuitive and easy to access through the touchscreen. There is a small keyboard icon on the screen that always tells me the layer/split settings of each performance. This is a very helpful feature. Sounds edits can be done easily and I can create my own sounds, multi-layers, splits, arpeggios in two different sections of the keyboard and I still can assign sounds to a third section for solos if I needed. I have not used yet the drum section. Creating new performances is quick and easy. I like the lighted buttons below the keys which give me quick access to find performances. The keyboard has a USB port in the front panel that I like using for recording and saving my ideas since I can do it in seconds. After using the keyboard for a few weeks I can tell that this keyboard was designed to get things done quickly and I like that because I spend my time playing and enjoying my music rather than navigating through screens to find basic functions. I have read reviews that say the learning curve on the jupiter 80 was long and difficult and I disagree unless you're new to synthesis. I found some 20+ Jupiter 80 tutorial videos on youtube that got me started with all basic functions in a couple of hours. I own a Motif Xf8 and I find the Jupiter 80 very different in many ways to the Motif, I use the motif for piano related music because the Motif excels in this area but making layers and splits is a real pain, yamaha gives better flexibility for splits/layers/arpeggios to a S90xs user than a Motif XF user that paid an extra $1,5K, I don't understand why but that opened my search to other brands like in this case Roland so now the good thing for me is that I don't have to struggle with that anymore with the Jupiter 80. The Jupiter 80 excels in the synth section but when we start talking about layers/splits/arpeggios possibilities and ease of use, then we are talking about miles of difference with the motif, the Jupiter 80 is a monster in this area and I didn't find any other keyboard that comes close to this one for that purpose. I didn't compare the Jupiter 80 with analog synths because I consider analog synths in a different family and for a different purpose, simmilar maybe but different at the end. The Jupiter 80 doesn't have a sequencer and weighted keys but I want to clarify that I don't need the sequencer (I can get things done with a daw) and I do not like weighted keys in a synth so for me the key action is good as is. One option I looked at was buying the integra and connect it to the Motif but the thing was that with the integra/motif I couldn't get the flexible use for design of layers/splits/arpeggios, the the ease of use and the synth keybed plus let's be honest, the keyboard desing on the Jupiter 80 is very cool, my wife laughs at me because she says I like the colored lighted buttons... and I admit I do and I know she likes them too!
Comments about Roland Jupiter-80 Synthesizer:
I just bought the Jupiter 80 3 weeks ago and I'll tell you what, I'm totally pleased with my decision. The stock sounds in this synth are beyond my expectations. Layers, layers, layers, and more layers of rich, lush, and heavy sounds. If I were at the moment a some sort of super sonic nerd, I would love it even more in regards to all the tweaking and other technical changes that can be made to all these sounds. I really aspire to learn how to design my own sounds. This board is so user friendly and the touch screen and other knobs and cursors makes it a breeze to navigate through. You can really dive right in before even cracking open the owners manual. I'm excited about the challenge of learning my Jupiter 80 inside and out. So far the learning curve has not been as challenging as I thought it would be. I was able to integrate it with Pro Tools 9 with no problem, and get this; using just the USB cable I'm able to slave the Jupiter 80 to Pro Tools 9 and record midi data in sync with the tempo in Pro Tools 9. Totally blown away by that, I thought I would need midi cables and a bunch of step by step instructions, but it really is right in the manual and its just so easy. This board is a live musicians dream. The instruments are all very realistic, from the acoustic to the electric ones. I would recommend the synth to any live musician, and also to anyone wanting to add a solid synth to their recording studio setup. I think I'm in love. Get this board, you'll thank me later! Peace...
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